Baldwin's Dirty Little People Gallery's mission is to consistently provide unique and original works of art to an eclectic audience while helping the local community.
We take collections of works from both budding and experienced artists from all over who are trying to expand their art careers whether it be for a more professional intention or simply art created as a hobby. All the artists have to be passionate about what they are creating so that the works are always true to them as a person and gives the best representation of that individual as an artist.
BDLPG's vision is to help as many talented artists within the local community as well as outside of Lancaster County grow their careers in the art industry as well as teach them the rudiments of business so they can compete with those who have the advantage of already being in business; we are also striving to connect those who feel they lack a voice within the arts community (immigrants, minorities, the impoverished, single women and the mentally ill) with programs and other local businesses who can help those within those demographics find their voices in the art world.
We are always taking on new talent and if you are an artist looking for a way to show and sell your work, a non-profit that would be interested in hearing more about an art event to benefit your cause or a client who would simply like to question or comment on any of the artists or art work you see feel free to contact us.
AND NOW A LITTLE ABOUT THE OWNER OF BDLPG:
Since graduating high school in 1996 Violet has learned a lot and held many titles; mother, single parent, student, volunteer, supervisor, sales associate, leader, adviser, trainer, advocate, art supporter, promoter, art lover and friend (amongst others). Violet’s years of experience with people and passion for art have lead her to believe deeply in her business dream and future goals. For the past 10 years Violet has carried various volunteer positions from being the adviser/supervisor for the Court Ordered Supervised Visitation Program to taking over the volunteer coordinator position for PAWS for several years. During these volunteer positions her duties included but were not limited to recruiting and training new volunteers, processing and reviewing volunteer applications, keeping confidential information private, creating training and orientation documents, helping with crucial fundraising events, talking with clients and advocating for the non-profit organizations, attending different training programs in preparation of taking on various duties as well as other tasks asked of her during these volunteer periods. A very valuable lesson learned from all of these volunteer positions has been to stay unbiased towards different people and situations as that is critical in dealing with other volunteers, clients and the court system. Volunteering with local non-profit organizations not only allowed her to give back to the local community but opened Violet up to new experiences and people, she has learned a lot about helping those in need and a lot about the general Lancaster community and what people look for in service, businesses and day to day living.In 2005 with the hope of opening her own business she went through the ASSETS entrepreneurial program to gain insight and knowledge on how to go about starting and running a stable and successful business. Even though she did not open her own store at that time she retained the information and kept her goals in mind as she continues to work and grow personally and professionally in the Lancaster community.